BLF Chengdu 2013 Ends on a High Note

The line for at BLF Chengdu’s final event on Sunday 24th March went all the way out of the door, as fans of popular local writer Alai waited to have their books signed. Alai spoke to a packed house about his Tibetan childhood and the rocky road to publication of his first novel Red Poppies, and then took questions on everything from spirituality to science fiction.

The previous event on Saturday 23rd March was a lively evening of performance poetry and art with CJ Bowerbird, Luis Valadez and local talent, while earlier in the week audiences enjoyed book talks with Justin Torres and Chad Harbach.